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Only 11% of Pennsylvania's Natural Gas Pipelines Are Mapped for the Public

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A map of transmission pipelines in Allegheny County. National Pipeline Mapping System / U.S. Department of Transportation

Only 11 percent of the natural gas pipelines in Pennsylvania are disclosed through publicly-available maps, Pittsburgh NPR station WESA reported this week.


Pipeline companies are only required to disclose transmission lines, which make up a small fraction of the commonwealth's more than 89,000 pipelines. WESA's report comes a week after a pipeline explosion in Beaver County, Pennsylvania that destroyed a home and forced dozens to evacuate.

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